Making Ground Breaking Ground, showcases 25 years of exploration into using basketry materials and techniques to create sculpture, installation, video and printmaking. The exhibition is a survey of intercultural artist Fiona Gavino’s practice that sees her working the traditional into the contemporary as she seeks to push the boundaries of what basketry can physically do or say.
Featured in the exhibition will be some of the artist’s early sculptural works with her signature bifurcated surfaces that offer a sense of fluidity and movement in the static. A 12 metre (entirely) hand woven suspended installation, an interactive artwork, works on paper and a body of video works made during the artist’s time with the Pixels+Fibre Project.
Date: Sat 14 Oct
Time: 11:00am – 12.30pm
Innovative in her approach to using basketry in a contemporary art context, join the artist Fiona Gavino as she discusses her 25-year career. With a practice that began in the Northern Territory gain an insight into her motivations behind using basketry and the materials she chooses. For artists and creatives wanting to use natural fibres in their own practice she will also give a materials demonstration with a Q & A session at the end.
Date: Sun 22 Oct
Join us for an exciting hands-on Coiled Basketry Workshop where you can explore the traditional art of basket weaving. This event is a wonderful opportunity to learn the techniques to create beautiful and functional baskets. During this workshop, you will be guided by artist Fiona Gavino who will teach you the art of coiling and shaping natural materials into unique, personalised baskets. Discover the joy of working with your hands and creating functional art pieces. Get inspired by the ancient traditions and techniques of basketry while enjoying a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in the world of basket weaving and take home a beautiful creation of your own. Join us for a memorable day of creativity and connection at the Coiled Basketry Workshop.
Fiona Gavino graduated from Charles Darwin University with a BA in Visual Arts (2006), relocating to Walyalup (Fremantle) in 2007.
Described as an intercultural artist who blends the traditional with the contemporary, she approaches basketry in new and innovative ways working across sculpture, printmaking, installation and video.